I know Justin Feagin is old news, but he broke the law and now its time to pony up. He was a hell of an athlete and think he could have been made a great WR (not a good QB).
Justin Feagin, time deal for the deal
From the department of redundancy department..........
Feagin committed petty theft by "faking" a drug deal and now he's getting hit with a drug charge? This is such a railroading. Feagin never intended to deal drugs - he simply stole a guy's money. Feagin is not a cocaine dealer.
"Conspiracy" laws are ways to stick people for actions that can be construed as hysterical criminal acts. There is a similar concept wrt finances, it's called "structuring" - the arrangement of monies such that drug or organized crime violations might be enabled. It's police-state stuff.
If I remember correctly, he did plan on procuring the drugs, although not for his own profit. Friend A says I'm broke, can't pay tuition, can you set something up with your friends in Florida. Feagin tries and fails to get cocaine, friend thinks he's screwing him over, and one arson attempt later, here we are.
Feagin may have been over-charged by the prosecutors, but it looks like the final agreement is fair. He arranged to act as a middleman and procure drugs for somebody else to sell. This is well within the definition of conspiracy.
I also have issues with the reach of conspiracy law (and the criminalization of drugs for that matter), but this is not a controversial application of the law.
Thanks to the youthful offender status, he might come out of this ok. Complete his sentence, and it's likely that his recored gets expunged. Worse things can happen to a guy who made such an utterly stupid decision.
I sort of agree that this seems more like theft than drug dealing, but it's hard to prove that he really wasn't going to make the deal. That's why conspiracy laws are written the way they are. If you're "just kidding" when conspiring to break the law, you better do something to prove that you were never serious.
I refuse to talk about people that are no longer with the program signed RR
I'm sure Dantonio is drooling though. I can just see the Freep article following that one.
"Where'd you get that gun?" That's the first thing I think of when I hear that name. Thanks Shredder.
Prosecutors always add as many charges to the indictment as they can for bargaining leverage. Feagin has paid dearly for his mistakes; I hope he learns from them. I also hope he gets a scholly at a smaller school and gets a degree.
Also, belated congrats to RR for handling the situation quickly and fairly when it originally arose. At the University of Michigan, players don't go directly from jail to the practice field.